The world’s best sneaker sneakers? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Written by Vera Bahr, CNN I recently traded in my stilettos for sneakers, as part of a my upcoming column for the UK-based style website Vogue . But, according to the profile, my stilettos…

The world's best sneaker sneakers? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Written by Vera Bahr, CNN

I recently traded in my stilettos for sneakers, as part of a my upcoming column for the UK-based style website Vogue . But, according to the profile, my stilettos were far from inspired by Victoria Beckham, or even Jackie O.’s of yore.

They were chosen by its founders, Gela Nash-Taylor and Quinn Vandewalker, who were inspired by their own time as runners on Prince Harry’s horseback. And the pair’s experiences inspired their footwear label to create the “No-Ink” design: a streamlined, minimalist shoe.

“Gela and Quinn, thanks to their experience — not only as athletes but also as creatives — took the Nike Mag, Michael Jackson’s famous sky shoes, and made the design their own,” writes Vogue

Although similar shoes have been made before, this is the first time the designers have ventured into sneakers. Let’s hope they don’t regret it any time soon.

See if these sneakers have made an impact over time.

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{{| Who: The Unofficial School Of Everything, Westwood School of Everything

{{| When: Various – dates unknown)

{{| Cost: $189 – Reasons to like: perfect fit; minimalist design; fun colors; ideal for city children?; spending inspired by sneaker buzzworthy titles; memorable aesthetic of these launch shoes.

{{| Dislike: Price and feel are a bit too high; worst color combinations.

{{| Obsession: A personal favorite from small footprint color range.

{{| Doubt: Too much designer copying? Worst style for the young, outdoorsy/forange consumers.

{{| Reading: All the news and editing for in-store retail, so I can be ready for 24/7 following/during school/college; bonded with the designers/their shoes; very happy with the number of photos

{{| Tips: Keep your everyday sneakers going all winter; avoid cute plaid; keep it casual; always a better choice for kids/beginners, and local kids/preteens; never buy more pairs than you can comfortably wear for a week (multi-color, warmer palette, linen, etc);: find cool, neutral colors; choose slightly more ‘comfortable’ styles (knit, cotton); look for colors you have fun in; go for color pair prints with neutral trim; wear from mid to late September to mid-October; Wedges are always great for warmer weather, and add some pattern to mix with non-patterned colors; maxi and heeled heels are less expensive and more playful; Oversized is fun for outdoorsy kids but use them sparingly; wear for work, after school and weekends; you can pop them into your peep-toe or cut-off mule shoes.

For anyone with the patience to convert his or her sneaker into a boot, head to The School Of Everything: The Official Online Product Lab Of Shoes. They’ve built a whole page dedicated to it, with plenty of different styles in it.

For some fun, pick up a cheap pair of Nike Mags.

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